from 6th to 24 th December 2012


Christmas meaning "Christ Mass" is the annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 and corresponds with the southern solstice.

Madonna and Child

The original date of the celebration  was January 6 th with Epiphany.  The date remains for the celebration of some other Christians such as the  Armenian Apostolic Church or The Russian and other Christian Churches.

Christmas Angel Ornament

The Christmas Tree Custom come from the Middle Ages. People use to hang Apples,Candies,Cinnamon, Cookies, Hosties....


Noel is another word for Christmas.The word comes from the French word "Noël"  
with a Latin origin "natalis" meaning day of birth.

Organza French Barrette

During 21st Centuries, Christmas is a worldwide fest extending beyond Christians.These events, the highlight of which is always a dinner organized by Families.That is the time of  Family meetings offering gifts for everyone and specially for Children brought by Santa Claus !

Baby Christmas Poncho



1920'S Fashion and Accessories : Beanies, Wedding Clothes, Girl's Dress, Ostrich's Feather Dress

1920'S Fashion and Accessories :Wedding Clothes, Ostrich's Feather Dress

Let's go for a walk on the 1920's fashion and accessories small tour ! Enjoy a few pictures of miscellaneous items ...

1920's Beanies


1920's Wedding's Clothes



1920's Girl's Dress and Hat

1920's Ostrich Feather Dress 

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French Pure Wool Slouchy Hat

Beige Brown Slouchy Hat- 100% French Wool- Handmade- Made in France Style - Pure Wool Knitted-  Natural - Organic- Medium Beanie- Unisex

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Vintage Natural Design Brooches

Vintage Natural Design Brooches

1950's Aurora Borealis Flower Brooch .

Amazing Crystal  Faceted Cut Aurora Borealis Flower Brooch 
A Purple Rainbow Catching Light and Attraction !

French Limoges Brooch.
Gorgeous Hand- Painted Roses Bouquet in a twisted square brass  frame . Limoges signed.
A Romantic French Artistic Touch !

1950's Star Fish Brooch

Pink Crystal Star Fish Brooch.   
43 Sparkling Pink Faceted Crystals designing a Beautiful "move".
A Natural Sign of Tenderness !

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Cosmetic and Make - up Creators from 1900's

Cosmetic and Make - up 
Creators from 1900's

Helena Rubinstein (1870 Cracow / 1965 New-York) created her first Natural Beauty Cream in 1891 in her kitchen to treat Australian Ladies skins. Following the success of this beauty cream she decided to   

make her own brand and open her first shop in Melbourne in 1902.

She's invented the concept of the Beauty Institute putting a booth in her shop and introduced the concept of  " Skin types" !
She's also inventing Mascara and Waterproof Mascara !

With her American husband she moved to New York City, where she opened a cosmetics salon in 1915, the forerunner of a chain throughout the country. She had a serious rivalry with the other great lady of the cosmetics industry, Elizabeth Arden. 

Elizabeth Arden (Born Florence Nightingale Graham 1878 Ontario /1966 New-York) introduced modern eye makeup to North America. 
She's also introduced the concept of the "makeover" in her salons, foundations matching with skin tones, "Total Look" colors matched between lipstick, blush and nail polish and a lot of skin care innovations. She also pioneered  musical exercises based on yoga !

She started a fashion business in 1943 with designers like Oscar de la Renta.

She began expanding worldwide in 1915 opening salons across the world.  

Both Ladies Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein formed ones of the world’s first cosmetic companies at the period of time !

Pink Paris Vanity Case - Cupcake - Padded Pouch - Handmade - Bow - French Fabric - Pastries - Bonbons - Scriptures - Beaded Purple Button

and Men's Vanity Case- Toiletry Bag 
with a Bamboo Yarn handle

Men's Toiletry Bag

Men's Vanity Case - Handmade- Red Brick Green Stripes- Fall Ipad Case - Padded Pouch- French - Bamboo Yarn Cord - Wood Spinning Wheel Button


Semi -Precious Buttons : Hematite Buttons

Semi -Precious Buttons : Hematite Buttons

7 Hematite Buttons like the 7 Chakras along the dorsal spine !

Hematite was very popular during the Victorian Era that is to say mainly between 1830 and 1910. This semi- precious stone is an Iron Oxyd and makes red powder. Stone therapy tells us that Hematite is supposed to help in case of some blood circulation disorder. The stone is related to the Hindu's 1st Chakra and linked to the Earth. Hematite should be a relaxing stone bringing patience !
So please enjoy these few vintage Hematite buttons that you can find in my shops :


French Accessories from 1920's

French Accessories from 1920's

During the 1920's fashion accessories were a lot more than nowadays :   belts, brooches, buckles, all kind of costume jewelries, shoe clips, hair clips, hat pins, scarfs, shawls and so on.

I've pictured a few sun umbrellas and women shoes to show you here below :

Sun Flower Umbrellas

Designed Sun Umbrellas

Blossom Flowers  Sun Umbrellas

1920's Shoes

(source EVE newspaper from 1920's)

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Unusual French Vintage Buttons

Unusual French Vintage Buttons

I've selected below a few pictures among hundreds 
buttons with an unusual shape . 
They are all coming from my shop. 

During the 19th century and early 1900's buttons were often made of Crystal and Glass . Please find some of them in my shop with Aurora Borealis shades :


Art Deco Glass Buttons - Turquoise Blue - French 1930's - Aurora Borealis Shades Buttons -  Handmade - Couture Buttons -  Jewelry Assemblage

Art Deco Turquoise Glass Buttons

6 Art Deco Crystal French Buttons -1930's - Aurora Borealis Crystal Faceted Buttons - Clear Couture Buttons - Jewelry Assemblage

Crystal Faceted Art Deco Buttons- Aurora Borealis Shades

5 Art Deco French Buttons -1930's - Rhinestones & F aux Pearls Beaded - Silver Couture Buttons - Silver Thread Braided -Jewelry Assemblage

Art Deco Silver Braided and Rhinestones Buttons

Art Deco Bakelite Buttons- Black- Vintage 1930's Buttons- Handmade-French- Thick and Large Buttons- Conical Buttons Set of 3 Buttons

Art Deco Bakelite Buttons

French Vintage Metallic Buttons "Eiffel Tower Type" 

Vintage Celluloid 6 holes  Buttons "Dice Design"

French Vintage "Rope Design" Buttons

Vintage Copper  Buttons "Olive Squared Shape"

French Vintage Wood Square Shape Buttons 
with a backside brass eye

French Brass "Couture" Buttons With a Knot

French Rhinestone Faux Diamond Couture Buttons

Vintage Clear Flower Buttons with Petals 


French Hats from 1920's

French Hats from 1920's

During the 1920's , Art- Deco period, 
nobody would go out without a hat. 
I've found a few types of French hats for Women,  Men  
to compare with the one of a Tibetan Lady from 1922 !

French women's hats from 1920's

Tibetan woman hat from 1920's

French women's hats from 1920's

French men's hats from 1920's

Under the hats : 
women's hair clip from the 1920's !

(extracts of "EVE" newspapers from 1920's)

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and some handmade hats like this Victorian Style Wedding hat with an Antique Hand -Embroidered Tulle Fabric :

Please Find :

Vintage Womens Union Made Brown Velvet Turban Hat



The Wedding Brooch Made with French Buttons

The Wedding Brooch Made with French Buttons

Supplies : 
- 1 "Pearl" Button, 1 rhinestone Button, 1 small piece of ribbon, 1 big size flat Button 1,5 in. diameter to be covered, 1 fabric square 2,5 X 2,5 in. and 1 diaper pin.

-Cover the big size  Button with the fabric.
-Make a knot with the ribbon and sew it with the buttons on the covered fabric.
-Sew the diaper pin on the back side .

Your Brooch is made !

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The Recycled Doll : Lily Doll

The Recycled Doll : Lily Doll

A Doll made with Recycled Pants and Vintage French Buttons.

Supplies, you need :
*Scissors, thread, a needle, a crochet and 2 sheets of paper (8,2 x11,5 in.) to copy the pattern that you can FREE download here 


 ,a pen, stuffing padding ( cotton, rags, rice...).

*2 legs of different pants , one for the doll's body + to dress her.
I've used a vintage velvet jeans + a vintage jeans.

*2 buttons for the eyes + 1 for the nose + 1 for the mouth+ 4 for the necklace + 2 for the dress + 1 big for the ribbon + 4 small multicolored to put into the basket.

*1 ribbon.

*Wool to make the Hair.

*Raffia to knit the basket.

 Here below the major steps to follow to make the doll !

Very easy Pattern:

I've simplified the pattern to  make it 

with 1 major part only + the arms = 2 parts


Front side sewed inside out + Arms

Be careful not to sew the head to be able to stuff with padding. 
Then you'll sew the right way out by hand to close the head.

Gathered Neck and Wrists.

Wool sewed to make the Hair + Pants Leg Cut.

Dress Gathered.

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